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Updated September 22, 2020
Biodegradable Urns Explained
People who choose to use a biodegradable urn lean more toward earth burial or scattering for ashes. Reasons noted were the ease and lower cost of arranging the releasing or burying of ashes in the earth or simply scattering. If your loved one was an avid boater or love of the ocean, burying ashes at sea is indeed a wonderful way to have their final send off, but there are many regulations involved with sea burials such as urns must be released 2 miles off shore and also there is the expense involved in the arranging of this type of memorial service. When you have an earth biodegradable burial, you can bury the ashes in many more locations such as your private property.
Since a biodegradable urn is made from natural materials such as paper, cardboard, pine needles, gelatin, and wood, technically, you could in fact make one yourself. This is a very interesting way to bury or scatter a loved ones’ ashes and a well suited idea for some. Bear in mind, you would need to take the time to come up with an idea, get materials and actually make the urn. This is an alternative for those who have the time and are artistically inclined. For many of us, this is not an option. This is a busy time for making arrangements, getting family business in order and helping your loved ones with grief. This is why we have a large selection of biodegradable urns that you can simply choose and will arrive at your front door with no fuss.
We have an exciting new line of biodegradable urns made from cornstarch that have decorative bands around them with floral, beach, patriotic and religious designs. Just because you care about the environment and wish to have a biodegradable urn for your loved one does not mean it cannot be attractive or have a personal meaning to you.
A Biodegradable urn will always give you a very serene and graceful memory of the deceased person. We are always there beside you during your moments of grief. Shop the wide collection of urns and cremation vessels that we have. Undoubtedly we will provide you with the best biodegradable urn for ashes that will allow you to bid a very graceful good bye to your beloved person.
For Earth Burial:
Earth Biodegradable Urns are used for scattering or burial purposes as these are kept under the soil and it takes its own time to degrade and get mixed with the soil. These are designed to degrade over time depending on the material and the soil conditions. These are prepared by harvesting barks of trees or recycled paper. This collection of urns is suitable for scattering, a burial or the temporary storage of cremated remains. No trees are cut down to prepare these urns. The amount of time required for the urn to decompose depends not only on the material or soil conditions but also on the depth of burial, environmental conditions and other external factors. Hence some can take days, some months and some can even take years. Thus, before purchasing a biodegradable urn read the individual product details to help you decide which urn will meet your needs.
For Water Burial:
A water biodegradable urn is designed in such a way that they will float for a while and then sink gracefully into the water. Again the length of time required for the urn to sink depends on the material of the urn, the amount of cremated remains and the water conditions.
All of these urns have many benefits. Firstly they are absolutely nonpolluting. Both the earth and water burial urns do not produce any harmful remnants as they get completely decomposed into the earth or dissolved into the water respectively. Secondly they provide a graceful way of preserving memories of the loved ones after pass away. Some people do not bury or sink these urns; instead they keep the cremation ashes in a biodegradable urn and keep it with them as an auspicious and revered item. So we can see that these urns pave a beautiful path for the deceased person to get mixed with Mother Nature after they pass away. Both by sinking in the waters and by burying in the earth you give your loved ones a heavenly path to intermingle with nature after the leave their earthly existence.
Lastly such containers travel well. The TSA now allows cremation remains to travel on board airplanes if they are in cardboard or paper or temporary biodegradable urn container.
Bio Urns urns as they are sometimes called are made from materials such as paper, clay, bamboo and sand. They are water soluble and some are specifically made for sea burial services while some are made to last a little longer underground.
They are environment friendly and travel well. The TSA now allows cremation remains to travel on board airplanes if they are in cardboard or paper or temporary container.
Biodegradable urns can take from hours to a few months to degrade depending on the material and whether placed in water or underground.